The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter (Will Trent #9)


A mysterious kidnapping

On a hot summer night, a scientist from the Centers for Disease Control is grabbed by unknown assailants in a shopping center parking lot. Vanished into thin air, the authorities are desperate to save the doctor.

A devastating explosion

One month later, the serenity of a sunny Sunday afternoon is shattered by the boom of a ground-shaking blast—followed by another seconds later. One of Atlanta’s busiest and most important neighborhood’s has been bombed—the location of Emory University, two major hospitals, the FBI headquarters, and the CDC.

A diabolical enemy

Medical examiner Sara Linton and her partner Will Trent, an investigator with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, rush to the scene—and into the heart of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to destroy thousands of innocent lives. When the assailants abduct Sara, Will goes undercover to save her and prevent a massacre—putting his own life on the line for the woman and the country he loves.

My Review

An addictive page burner of a book with the overdue return of Mr Will Trent with a plot  so plausible it has you reaching for the tv remote to check the news.

This book has just confirmed it, I am a little bit in love with Will Trent! Both he and Sara have been sorely missed and their return is in an epic explosion back into our lives, literally! If you have been following their stories from the start you will not be disappointed with this book but if this is your first time meeting Will and Sara there is enough back story for you to be able to jump straight in and still get the full blast of the book. However for a maximum subversive read it is worth reading the other books in the series in order. Not only will it enhance this book for you but the whole series is fantastic and is one of my all time favourite series in crime fiction.

The plot of this book is around domestic terrorists calling themselves the IPA – Invisible Patriot Army who have already bombed one busy location killing and injuring hundreds of people and are now planning an even bigger terrorist attack in the name of race.They believe the white race are supreme and all others should be wiped out and that is the message they believe they are sending to the world with their bombs.

The plot is so plausible it makes it that much more terrifying and it sweeps you along at a  blistering non stop pace start to finish and is one that is relevant to our times sadly.

A wonderful return of GBI agent Will Trent and Dr Sara Linton, I hope that now that they are back we won’t have to wait so long for their next story!

If you are a karin Slaughter fan or new to her work this is one book that no one will want to miss.

The Last Widow will be published in the UK on 13 June 2019 and can be preordered now

Many thanks to the author Karin Slaughter, publishers HarperCollins UK and NetGalley for my copy in exchange for an honest, independent review.

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